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"Plein Air Painting the Landscapes" (May 16, 2024) with Adam Clague


with Instructor ADAM CLAGUE

(9am to 4pm)
May 16, 2024
Art League Academy
(106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC)

Stepping outside and painting the landscape can be exhilarating, but it can also feel overwhelming! In this plein air workshop, I will share the powerful principles you need to break down a scene into manageable chunks, establish your center of interest or "focal point" and create a dynamic, engaging composition.

I'll begin the workshop with a demonstration of key plein air principles. In the afternoon, you'll be able to paint the landscape, and I will offer my thoughts and assistance.

Please join me for this fun, informative plein air workshop in the great outdoors

NOTE: Don't miss Adam's 3-Day In-studio workshop on May 13, 14, 15, 2024 "Creating Dynamic Still Life Paintings in Oil." You can read more or or register for that workshop by clicking here.

SKILL LEVEL: This one-day plein air workshop is designed for intermediate and advanced level oil painters.

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Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: This One-Day Plein Air course is designed for Intermediate to Advanced level oil painters.
Materials Included: No materials are included in this class.
Requirements: SUPPLIES LIST:

Click HERE for a printable PDF of the PLEIN AIR PAINTING THE LANDSCAPE supplies list.

NOTE: I'll be using Rosemary & Co. brushes, Rembrandt and Gamblin oil paints, and Gatorfoam panels that I prime with Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso or Gamblin Oil Ground. However, please feel free to use any quality brands and surface types.

(Feel free to replace cadmiums with "permanent" colors)

- Please Bring: Cadmium red light or medium, cadmium lemon, yellow ochre, transparent oxide red or burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, titanium white
-Optional Colors: permanent alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium orange, Gamblin transparent orange, viridian
(I will use these less often for plein air)

1. At least 3 bristle flats or filberts ranging from small to large (sizes 1-12 or so)
2. At least 3 softer flats or filberts (such as sable, mongoose or synthetic) ranging from small to large (sizes 1-12 or so)
3. 1 or 2 small bristle rounds or riggers for details (sizes 0-2)

Please bring at least 1 surface (if you finish one, you can paint another.) Sizes can range from 6"x8" to 12"x16".

1. I would like everyone to use Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits, but please also bring a natural thinner such as artist's linseed oil or artist's safflower oil in case someone has a sensitivity to Gamsol.
2. Airtight brush water container

Please bring a portable easel that stands on the ground, such as a french easel, pochade box, etc. If your easel cannot hold your palette, please bring a small folding table for your palette.

NOTE: If you are traveling and would like to arrange to borrow an aluminum studio easel from Art League Academy, please email ahead of time.

1. Portable Palette (please no paper palettes or palettes with walls and compartments)
2. At least 1 medium-sized palette knife
3. Viva or Blue Carpenter Paper Towels
4. Wide-tipped art markers in these colors: black, 50% gray, 20% gray
5. Sketchbook suitable for ink markers
6. Trash bags for soiled towels
7. Note-taking materials
8. Folding chair if desired
9. Brimmed Hat, Sunscreen, Bug spray, Lunch, Water, Etc.

Please Email:
Instructor: Adam Clague
Instructor Bio:
ADAM CLAGUE is an impressionist oil painter based in Missouri. Whether Adam is painting a person, place, or plant, he seeks to faithfully capture the beauty of God's creation and to communicate that beauty with his viewers.

Adam is a member of the Portrait Society of America, the American Impressionist Society, and a signature member of the Oil Painters of America. His work has received national and international honors, including Portraiture Award of Excellence at the 2018 OPA Salon Show, Best of Show at the 2016 American Impressionist Society National, and 2nd Honor Award at the 2014 PSoA International. His paintings have been displayed in a variety of venues including the Salmagundi Club in New York City and the European Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona, Spain. Adam enjoys sharing what he has learned as a full-time artist through workshops and through his online video course.

Adam received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pensacola Christian College, where he studied under Brian Jekel. It was at college that Adam met his wife and fellow painter, Andrea Orr Clague. They now live near Kansas City, Missouri with their 2 sons, Gideon and Jaron.

You can visit Adam & Andrea's Website, by clicking HERE

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